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Hugo Chávez rival pledges
seismic shift in foreign policy

Guardian [U.K.], by Jonathan Watts and Virginia Lopez

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Posted By:PageTurner, 9/30/2012 2:26:04 PM

The challenger to Hugo Chávez in the Venezuelan presidential election has vowed a dramatic change in foreign policy if he is elected next week, shifting his country away from China and Russia and reviewing crucial oil deals. Henrique Capriles, who has gained ground in recent polls, said he would halt arms purchases from Russia, rethink relations with Iran and revise deals to exploit one of the world's biggest recoverable oil resources in the Orinoco belt. In an interview during a campaign stop, Capriles said he would end the Chávez policy of promoting worldwide revolution and focus on

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Sounds like a thoroughly agreeable guy. Obama ought to get a clue.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: susieq1, 9/30/2012 3:22:46 PM     (No. 8900492)

Heres hoping he gets a landslide win.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Japanorama, 9/30/2012 5:45:23 PM     (No. 8900746)

0.0 seismic shift, no doubt

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 9/30/2012 6:39:16 PM     (No. 8900827)

Look at the stupid indoctrinated socialists' comments at the end of the article. They all think the evil U.S. is the problem and that Chavez is wonderful because he doesn't lick our boots. Chavez is an evil, self-promoting monster and yes, he IS a dictator. While U.S. policy has not always been positive in South America, these idiots don't realize that the alternatives were usually much worse.

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